The real essence of model railroading in a shockingly realistic mountain setting.
MODEL RAILROADING "BASICS": CASTING CLEANUP 20
Learn the technique of preparing and gluing castings for more realistic finished kit structure and rolling stock.
ROADSIDE AMERICA; A 1/32 SCALE MODEL OF RURAL COUNTRYSIDE 28 One man's "boyhood dream" materializes in this barn-size model diorama of the hills of Pennsylvania.
CONSOLIDATION CONVERSION 34
One of the most popular, and inexpensive, steam switchers can be reworked into a true freight locomotive.
SIGNALS; VISIBLE SAFETY CONTROL 41
Duplicating the appearance and function of those trackside signal lights that help to control the real railroads.
MINIATURE MINE OPERATION 45
The true-to-life "open pit" mining railroads serve as perfect prototypes for model railroaders.
TRAILER TRAINS 51
Combining truck and trailer "freight" with your model railroading can provide interesting operation.
MODEL RAILROADING "BASICS": WIRING 59
The simple fundamentals of where, why, and how to connect the power supply to your model railroad.
BUILD A "BOBBER" 63
The most romantic of all railroad rolling stock is the caboose; this four-wheeler has even more charm.
ROCK-MAKING MADE EASY 70
Aluminum foil can serve as a quick and inexpensive "mold" for the most realistic rocks in model railroading.
ANNOUNCING: "READER'S WRITE" CONTEST . 77
Here's your chance to photograph and write about your favorite hobby for real profit.
It takes the "eye" of an artist to give your models an authentic look of real railroading.
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